Overview of K-12
Television's original mandate was to teach, and public broadcasting has
always recognized the medium's power to inspire and inform. As a State
Board of Education agency, Idaho Public Television is dedicated
to helping provide educational opportunities to the residents of Idaho.
In particular, we are focused on the needs of teachers and students in
This is where you will find broadcast resources,
professional development opportunities, and even lesson plans, to help you
as you develop your curriculum or seek new and innovative learning opportunities
for you and your students. Enhance classroom learning with video and online
materials, including lesson plans, teacher guides, and Instructional Televison
designed specifically for the classroom.
Every month during the school year, we create a
Classroom Calendar and Newsletter for teachers
highlighting upcoming programming for use in the classroom. Print the
pdf files with Adobe
Acrobat. Looking for ways to use TV more effectively in the classroom?
Don't miss these technology tips. Also check
out the extended rights for the programs that
we air-- you can tape and use some of our broadcast resources for a year
Overnight Learning Block
Every morning during the school year from 1:00
a.m./MIDNIGHT - 4:00/3:00 a.m., we assemble educational programming designed
for use in the classroom. During this block of time,we air series from
our primetime programming including Nature and NOVA, as well as selections
from our children's schedule, professional development workshops, and
programs designed specifically for use in the classroom. All of these
programs have extended copyrights for teachers
to tape and use, as well as companion websites with more great resources!
Check out the Overnight Learning Block Schedule
so you don't miss any of these great programs for use in your classroom.
Don't miss our monthly science
program, Science Trek.
It's designed to get your students interacting with local scientists!
Our award-winning Web site features facts, links, reading lists, a glossary,
podcasts of programs; video shorts, full episodes and special Science
Trek web-exclusive programming.
There are over 96 lesson plans on our site
with links to thousands of downloadable lesson plans and teacher guides
for every grade level and curriculum area!
Where Fun and Learning
Don't miss these sites
for intermediate students that provide a place to learn and have fun,
while giving you the opportunity to bring multimedia learning to life
in the classroom! The sites cover a variety of topics, including art and
design, the environment, media literacy, food, and dealing with real life
Looking for educational media related
to Idaho? Idaho Public Television produces a number of programs every
year on topics that are important to Idahoans - to help connect all of
Idaho. Whether you are examining issues that affect Idahoans or you just
want to learn more about the great state of Idaho, this
is the place for you!